Friday 23 May 2014

The Best Mint Tea Ever

I am not really into herbal teas, but many years ago when I was Egypt I tried a mint tea there and loved it, since then I have tried many many different mint teas and none even came close, last year I was reading some-ones blog and he mentioned about the mint tea in Egypt and he too was so impressed with he tried and fail on many occasion to recreate it, he returned to Egypt and tracked down a recipe, I had a go and success it was the mint tea I was searching for.

Serves 4
1 litre water
1 tbsp gunpowder tea
50g sugar
50g fresh mint
1 Bring a large pan of water to a boil. Add the tea and simmer for 5 minutes on a low heat.
2 Add the sugar and mint. Stir to dissolve the sugar and make sure that the sprigs of mint are submerged. Simmer for 1 more minute.
3 Remove from the heat, cover and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
4 Strain the tea over a fresh mint sprig into drinking glasses.

(gunpowder tea is available in Tesco)

As I have a boat load of mint ready I have just made up another batch

I still think its the best mint tea out there.

Do you have a favourite herb or fruit tea ?


  1. My peppermint plants are giving me a lovely cup of tea every day now.

  2. Oh gunpowder tea sounds interesting, was that your missing ingredient?

    1. I was trying to make it with everyday tea, strong black tea all kinds but it seems gunpowder tea is the very tips of the tea leaves and when dried it goes black and rolls up into tiny balls like gunpowder hence the name


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